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Definition: Malva rotundifolia
, Mallows \Mal"lows\
, n. [OE. malwe, AS. mealwe,
fr. L. malva, akin to Gr. mala`chh; cf. mala`ssein to soften,
malako`s soft. Named either from its softening or relaxing
properties, or from its soft downy leaves. Cf. Mauve
A genus of plants (Malva
) having mucilaginous qualities.
Note: The flowers of the common mallow (Malva sylvestris
are used in medicine. The dwarf mallow (Malva rotundifolia
) is a common weed, and its flattened,
dick-shaped fruits are called cheeses by children. Tree
mallow (Malva Mauritiana
and Lavatera arborea
musk mallow (Malva moschata
), rose mallow or
hollyhock, and curled mallow (Malva crispa
), are less
. See Abutilon
, a plant (Corchorus olitorius
) used as a pot
herb by the Jews of Egypt and Syria.
. See under Marsh
(ch[=e]z), n. [OE. chese, AS. c[=e]se, fr. L.
caseus, LL. casius. Cf. Casein
1. The curd of milk, coagulated usually with rennet,
separated from the whey, and pressed into a solid mass in
a hoop or mold.
2. A mass of pomace, or ground apples, pressed together in
the form of a cheese.
3. The flat, circular, mucilaginous fruit of the dwarf mallow
4. A low courtesy; -- so called on account of the cheese form
assumed by a woman's dress when she stoops after extending
the skirts by a rapid gyration. --De Quincey. --Thackeray.
, a cake made of or filled with, a composition
of soft curds, sugar, and butter. --Prior.
(Zo["o]l.), a black dipterous insect (Piophila casei
) of which the larv[ae] or maggots, called skippers
or hoppers, live in cheese.
(Zo["o]l.), a minute mite (Tryoglyhus siro
in cheese and other articles of food.
, a press used in making cheese, to separate
the whey from the curd, and to press the curd into a mold.
(Bot.), a plant of the Madder family (Golium verum
, or yellow bedstraw
), sometimes used to coagulate
milk. The roots are used as a substitute for madder.
, a vat or tub in which the curd is formed and
cut or broken, in cheese making.